As a security vacuum in Europe grows, a wider, strategic question remains unanswered: Who is responsible for keeping Europe safe and free, and at what cost?
Six years after the Lisbon Treaty, there are still major gaps between the EU member states and the institutions on how to shape a strategic foreign policy for the union.
The United States and the EU should identify tools and mechanisms to help manage the intersection of energy and security in the transatlantic context.
Despite the Ukraine crisis being the most serious between Russia and the West since the Cold War, the West must not forget the importance of stable relations with Moscow.
European leaders should boost the foreign policy role of the European Council and the EU’s other institutions—but will they?
The world seems to be on fire—the spread of the Islamic State, the endurance of Boko Haram, the East-West standoff in Ukraine. Is corruption the thread tying these events together?
Oil is changing. The oils themselves, how they are extracted and processed, and the products into which they are made are shifting in substantial ways.
One century on, the destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire during World War I is still a live and divisive issue for Armenians and Turks alike.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier has announced that Germany is ready to step up its foreign policy ambitions. What does the future hold for the country’s external relations?
Ten years after its launch, it is time to rethink the European Neighborhood Policy. There is a need for greater differentiation and for more nimble and flexible instruments.
To everyday citizens, the EU institutions appear distant, obscure, and elitist. With populism and Euroskepticism on the rise, how can the EU win back the trust of its people?
After a serious escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, EU policymakers are weighing up the possibility of expanding sanctions against Russia. Is that the right approach?
Following recent EU leadership changes and the election of a new president and the creation of a new cabinet in Turkey, can the EU-Turkey relationship be revitalized?
Two centuries ago, the Battle of Waterloo was more than just an allied victory over Napoleon’s French army—it marked the start of almost fifty years of peace in Europe.
The world’s energy system looks very different today than in the fifty years following the second World War.
The cooling of relations between Russia and the West has been the most important geopolitical event of 2014 for Europe. So what are the prospects for Western-Russian ties in 2015?
With a new EU foreign policy high representative coming into office, it is high time for the EU to become the strategic actor it has set out to be.
After the EU floundered in its initial response to the Arab Spring, it now has to reconsider some of the fundamental tenets of its strategic approach to the Middle East.
The EU and Turkey must reenergize their bilateral relationship, as there are many different issues on which Brussels and Ankara will need to work together.
As NATO faces multiple security challenges—from a revisionist Russia in the East to Islamic extremism in the South—it is time for a real strategic debate.
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